#1
Okay, this is it: How do different value pots effect the tone of your guitar? Like, are 500k pots more bassy than 250k ones or whatever? And does that effect change depending on whether they're used as volume or tone controls?
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#2
Excuse my blasphemy but what is a pot?
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#3
pot is short for potentiometer, aka variable resistor. they're the volume and tone controls.

my understanding is that for higher output pickups, you need higher value pots to stop the sound from getting too muddy. basically, the higher the value, the brighter the sound.
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Thank you for the one intelligent reply...
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#7
Okay, cool, so why do Jaguars have 1 meg pots? Surely that'd make them sound way too bright?
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#8
Well, because Leo Fender is a madman.

And they are very bright.

I imagine the reason they're not unbearable is due to a few things:
1 - Different scale length. I believe Jags are of 24" scale, whereas normal Fenders are of 25.5".
2 - The tone circuits in the guitar. I'm not intimately familiar with them, but I know that they are different from normal guitars like a Les Paul or Strat, in how theya re wired.
#9
Hah, actually you've got a point about Leo, he was slightly deaf and couldn't hear high ends very well, hence the ultra trebley Tele.

Well, that's about it for my questions, cheers for the help, man.
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#10
hey, i'm going to wire a guitar with two fender-strat-copy singles in the neck and middle and a humbucker in the bridge. The wood I'm using (the guitar is a custom) is hard maple, which i hear is very bright. Heres the humbucker i'm going to get: http://store.guitarfetish.com/crpafhublbrp.html

Now, ive been thinking that i'll have the electronics set up with the 5-way, a killswitch (already installed) and a volume knob, no tone.

My questions: Should i use a tone knob? And what kind of pots will be used best (250, 500, etc.)? I don't know what the current ones are, but i'm guessing theyre 250k because of the single coils.

Thanks in advance for any and all help.
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#11
Not having a tone knob will give you maximum brightness. So if you are worried about it being too bright, install a tone knob.
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The thing of it is...Using a 250K pot may make the humbucker suffer a bit. Might get too warm.


Would a 500k and a 250k work (1 vol/2 tone)?

And volume pots don't have a rating do they?

PS: I already ordered that humbucker i was talking about in my earlier post.
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